Dale Earnhardt Jr. climbed from his Chevy on a Talladega Superspeedway’s array road, grabbed a towel and wiped his brow. He’d only finished second in a win-or-nothing rejecting unfolding during his favorite racetrack, where he’d managed to overcome a miscue by his array crew, a miscue of his removing onto array highway and a late assign by a margin suggestive of his father’s mythological Talladega runs.
But in a end, Earnhardt came adult one mark brief and was separated during a finish of a second turn of NASCAR’s still-new four-phase Chase postseason format.
“That was interesting, wasn’t it?” he deadpanned. “I need one of y’all to explain accurately what only happened.”